Remember me running in circles about how I want a new and shiny smartphone a few days ago? Continue reading “About the need to buy new things 2”
I wanna have a new smartphone. Like, really really really wanna have a new smartphone. Continue reading “About the need to buy new things – yeah it happens to minimalists too!”
Today I bought all kinds of things that help the warmth stay inside and the cold outside. Japanese apartments are very, very badly isolated (see the last incident for proof) and very expensive to heat. Continue reading “Winter proofing my room”
I know I have brought too many things with me. I realized this when I went through all of my belongings before I moved. Now what? Throw away perfectly good clothes just to travel more lightly? Send the items home for a lot of money? Just keep dragging all of my stuff with me?
What should I do? Continue reading “My frugal self versus my minimalist self”
I finished bringing 90% of my stuff to my new place. And I paid less than 10 bucks for it. You wanna know how? Continue reading “Frugal moving”
Today I had to work outdoors for about 7 hours and I feel like a frozen tunafish right now except for the part where I put my newest purchase – a hot water bottle – called yutanpo in Japanese. Continue reading “Hot water bottles rule!”
After half a year in Japan, I thought nothing could shock me anymore. I was wrong. Living in the most expensive city in the world now, I was shocked about the sum that was presented to me at the register when I went shopping today. Nothing special, just a few groceries: 2 carrots, green peppers, radish, milk etc. for about 3000 Yen total. Continue reading “How to survive on a budget in the world’s most expensive city”